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was the fact he was able to get the all-powerful rupert murdoch media machine behind him in the late '90s. rupert murdoch was just as right wing then as he is now. but his right-wing tabloid "the sun," which is as dominant in british tabloid media as fox news is anywhere cable news, tony blair convinced the conservative rupert murdoch to have the conservative "sun" tabloid get behind the blair candidacy. this right-wing paper, "the sun," endorsed the labour party and tony blair. so after nearly two decades of the labour party in exile, tony blair got rupert murdoch's backing. that helped him get elected prime minister. labour got to be in charge of britain for the next decade. george w. bush got a new poodle. and we all got the iraq war. whatever you think of what tony blair did with his time in power, his rise to power was skilled, very skilled. and that skill was manifest in part with his triumph in the murdoch primary. josh marshall at the website talking points memos has been writing about this. he wrote about it this past summer and again today. the idea of the murdoch primary everyb
. that is how people are going to bond to our brand. not even rupert murdoch would come up with that. we just did that because it is what made us feel good. now we are thinking, with the burning man project -- it is interesting. my partners and i are thinking beyond our lifetimes. it is a bit of a legacy project. which is really interesting, an interesting exercise. that makes you feel differently about the present. so what would make something that durable? what would keep it alive that long? we have been alive and have grown for a quarter-century. it may not be hard to imagine an entire century at all. now we are found in an institution that will house and generate culture, and function as a community. wondering how we can be sure that it is not perverted, subject to internal divisions, will not perish. and that is a really good exercise, too. think about doing something that will last 100 years. >> thinking about the next couple of minutes, we should have questions from audience members. who ever has a question, start lining up. i'm going to ask one more and then we can start going into th
sitting around w eeping in their expensive soup about the fact that we were living in hell. rupert murdoch on the media. george bush was president. norman lear had his pulse on american culture for 30 years. why cannot figure out how to deal -- deliver a message that is important and happening? >> that is important. we can find messages that speak to people where they are. they can also have some satire like stewart or colbert. there is the idea of exposing with satire. it opens people's eyes to the hypocrisy and corruption of our politics. the problem is you want the captivating stories and images and vocabulary, but a lot of the colbert-stewart stuff is so absurd and over the top that people do not want to get engaged. >> that is where a large number of people get their news. >> i think the obama campaign was a pivotal point, bringing people in. now they leave. there is the possibility that people will come back in. i agree with that movements also have their problems. i think it is a moment of people waking up to the possibility of engagement in different ways, where they are, in commun
in a divorce. rules package rupert murdoch's wife got $1.7 million. 17 days later he married wendy dame. remember that one. and michael jordan, about $150 million, $160 million he had to settle. and tiger woods, only $100 million. >> only. >> yes, miss tang is in a good mood today. >> we're at seven minutes to the top of the hour. nadia, thank you very much. >>> they've been kicked out, and now they're looking for a place to protest. occupy demonstrators in portland. they have now left a park there. they have their tents pulled down, thrown out. their story coming up. ♪ i want to be a part of it new york new york ♪ >>> good morning, new york city in the background. central park. seeing columbus circle there. new york city. good morning to you. good morning, everyone. good morning, portland, oregon. they saw a pretty interesting evening with the occupy movement there. they're looking for a new spot to demonstrate today. police in riot gear swept into the park where they had been set up and ordered them to get out. several occupy activists were arrested. they had set up camps there af
final time. >> reporte >> reporter: july 10. after 168 years in existence, rupert murdoch's news of the world newspaper shuts down amid claims that the paper hacked royals, politicians and even crime victims. >>> two explosions have rocked central oslo in the last hour, wounding at least eight people. >> reporter: july 22, terror in norway. in oslo, a bombing killed eight people. on nearby la toya island, at least seven people, many of them youngsters attending a political youth camp, are shot to death. the tragedy stuns the tiny nation. the accused attacker is later described as a right wing christian extremist. >> we wrap up the rest of the world straight ahead, including jerry sandusky's first arrest on child sex charges and the ensuing penn state scandal. >>> a winter storm causing blizzard conditions heads east. we're going to tell you who is getting smacked right now. capital one's new cash rewards card gives you a 50% annual bonus! so you earn 50% more cash. according to research, everybody likes more cash. well, almost everybody... ♪ would you like 50% more cash? no! bu
murphy. and michael jordan and his ex-wife, juanita. but it's less than what media mogul rupert murdoch to his ex anna, in what is still the most expensive divorce in history. gibson had just filmed "mad max" in 1980 when he careyed robynmarried robyn. it was during his contentious legal fight with his then-girlfriend that robyn released a statement in support of her ex. stating, he was never abusive. neither have commented publicly since the divorce was finalized. as for the nearly $1 billion gibson empire a few hundred mill down may not break the bank. >> while robyn is walking away with a lot of money, ease the are big numbers. mel gibson is not going to starve. it just so happens that the numbers are so big because mel gibson was worth so much. >> and robyn's $425 million will grow. she is entitled to half of every film residual check mel gibson receives for the movies made during their marriage. we may never know if they have to split the island in fiji that mel bought a few years ago. >> some details should remain private. thank you very much. >>> coming up, we
in the illegal phone hacking case against rupert murdoch's "news of the world" tabloid. a journalist from the now defunct paper has been arrested in london this morning in connection with fresh allegations of phone hacking. the 41-year-old was jailed back in 2007 also on phone hacking charges. >>> there's a new acting chief today at the federal aviation administration, deputy administrator michael huerta, this after the top official stepped down. randy babbitt resigned tuesday after being arrested over the weekend on drunk driving charges in virginia. local officials did not disclose the results of his blood alcohol test. >>> new information about the u.s. drone that went down in iran over the weekend. the unmanned aircraft was on a cia mission and was part of a special fleet of stealth drones that have spied on iran for years from an afghanistan air base. iran claims it shot down that plane after it was found some 140 miles deep into that country's airspace. >>> a sentence is expected this morning for disgraced illinois governor rod blagojevich. the impeached governor is expected to address the
in gaza. rupert murdoch said to testify in front of parliament about the tabloid's phone hacking scandal. >> ultimately we are responsible for the whole fiasco? >> no. >> silvio berlusconi is out of a job today. north korea's dictator kim jong-il has died. >> potential economic catastrophe in greece. >> they are so angry. the austerity is coming one way or the other. >> we have the unrest in egypt, president hosni mubarak addressed his nation and said he would not step down. >> riots are sweeping tunisia and at least 40 civilians have been killed. a night of violent new clashes in cairo's tahrir square. >> protesters have more demonstrations. >> they shouted requesting the people want to topple the regime." >> riot police clashed with protesters in bahrain. >> after the fall of hosni mubarak, hundreds of thousands of egyptians flood the streets of cairo. >> witnesses say nowhere feels safe. >> anwar al awlaki has been killed in yemen. >> armed rebels celebrated what they called a victory over the libyan military. >> once incl rebel rebel hands, was shown no mercy. >> looking forward to t
morgan was a newspaper man, an editor of two of london's biggest tabloids "the daily mirror" and rupert murdoch's nowty funk "news of the world". >> i would say they're aware of 5% of what journalists are up to. >> reporter: morgan testified via a video link from los angeles. he denied any knowledge of illegal phone hacking. >> have you listened to recordings of what you knew to be illegally obtained voice mail messages? >> i do not believe so, no. >> well, you either did or you didn't. it isn't a question of belief. >> reporter: today a former business reporter for "the daily mirror" who went to jail for insider trading says hacking regularly took place while morgan was editor. >> i would say that it was very unlikely that he didn't know that it was going on, because as i've said, he was -- there wasn't very much he didn't know about. >> reporter: during his testimony, morgan was repeatedly asked how he heard a phone message paul mccartney left for his then wife heather mills as their marriage was falling apart. >> well, i can't discuss where i was played that tape or who played it, be
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